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About Cynthia Lawrence

Cynthia Lawrence has had a private conservation practice serving museums and other cultural institutions, art dealers and galleries, and private and corporate collectors since 1996.  She graduated cum laude from the University of California at Santa Barbara, earning two B.A.’s in 1984.  She began her pre-graduate apprenticeship work in art conservation at the Rocky Mountain Regional Conservation Center in 1986.  She worked there as a conservation technician and as an intern at the Denver Art Museum before entering graduate school.

Cynthia received her M.A. in art conservation from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, in 1990.  She was a graduate intern in paintings conservation at the Detroit Institute of Arts, and was a Kress fellow and an associate paintings conservator at the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco.  She later worked as an associate and senior paintings conservator for private art conservation firms, and as a contract paintings conservator for museums, including the American Museum of Western Art, Denver Art Museum, the Salvador Dali Museum, and New Mexico State Museums.

Since opening her private practice in art conservation in Denver, Colorado, Cynthia has carried out conservation of paintings for numerous clients in the region, throughout the U.S., and internationally.  She has extensive experience working with easel paintings of diverse media and composition, including paintings on canvas, wood panel, metal, paper supports, and wall murals, and spanning from the 13th century to modern and contemporary periods.  She has published articles, taught workshops, and lectured for museum professionals and university students since 1989.  Cynthia is a Professional Associate of the A.I.C.